January 2015

 

1. Global Drums Festival

Saturday 17.01.2015 4:00 PM | Hall | Club

Admission: varies

Organizer: Werkstatt der Kulturen

Production

  

 16 - 18 JANUARY 2015 

Save the date!

The WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN is kicking off the new year with the first annual GLOBAL DRUMS FESTIVAL!

Berlin's finest percussionists - for three days - under one roof!

 

PROGRAM

 

SATURDAY | 17.01.2015

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TICKET PRICES

Festival Pass
30,- / 20,- €
*valid for entry to all events for the entire duration of the festival

Single Day Pass
15,- / 10,- / 5,- € (mit Berlin-Pass)
*valid for entry to all events on one day of the festival (with exception to WorldWideMusic, Drum Circle & Cuba Ball)

WorldWideMusic Ticket
15,- / 10,- /5,- € (mit Berlin-Pass)
*valid for WorldWideMusic presents Marcel van Cleef

Drum Circle
10,- / 5,- €

Cuba Ball
5,- €


  


Drum Circle

WORKSHOP with Alfred Mehnert and Katrina Martínez Marrupe:
for Advanced Musicians

SATURDAY | 17.01.2015 | 4:00PM | Saal

The Drum Circle concept originates in the USA. With the drum circle, participants form a collective and develop a groove together under the direction of Alfred Mehnert and Katrina Martínez Marrupe.

This workshop is for Advanced musicians. A supply of instruments will be available on location. Participants are welcome, however, to bring their own instruments.


 

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Taiko Saito

MOKOTON 〜木琴音〜

SATURDAY | 17.01.2015 | 7:00PM | Saal

 
 

  

Incorporating rhythms from Middle and South American musical styles as well as music from her native Japan, multi-instrumentalist Taiko Saito forms new soundscapes within Jazz and improvisation.

Saito was born in Sapporo. She took lessons with marimba-virtuoso Keiko Abe and studied classical marimba and percussion at the Toho School of Music.

In 1997 she began to improvise and to write music, which led her to move to Berlin, where she studied vibraphone and composition with Prof. David Friedman at the Universität der Künste Berlin.

Among her first awards are prizes of the World Marimba Competition 1996 in Stuttgart and the NTT-Docomo Awards 1998. At the Jazz & Blues Award Berlin 2002 she was awarded first price as well as the audience prize. Later she won the First Prize at the 3eme Concours International de VIbraphone Claude Giot 2005 in France, and the Special Talent Award at the Universal Marimba Competition 2007 in Belgium. In 2010, she got the Studio Prize from Berliner Senats.

www.taikosaito.net
 

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Diego Piñera

Pop, Modern Jazz & Improvisation from Middle and South America

SATURDAY | 17.01.2015 | 7:30PM | Saal

   Diego Piñera was born in Montevideo (Uruguay). He moved to Germany in 2003, where he now still resides.

After his time in Cuba, Piñera got hired for one year in a salsa orchestra in Seattle, called Orquesta Cambalache featuring Melcochita on vocals. Back in Uruguay he formed his own trio “Diego Pinera trio” and recorded the CD “Buscando” on the Perro Andaluz label.

Piñera studied drums at the Berklee College of Music (USA), at the University of Music in Havanna (Cuba) and at the University of Music and Theater in Leipzig (Germany). As a sideman he has played with musicians such as Jerry Bergonzi, Danilo Perez, Hans Glawischnig, Dan Tepfer, Alex Sipiagin, Miguel Zenon, Wilson de Oliveira, Tony Lakatos, Nene Vazquez, Joe Gallardo, Katja Riemann, Nils Wogram, Leon Gurvitch and Paul Brody. With his Quartett (with Peter Ehwald, Tino Derado and Phil Donkin) he presents in his compositions a new and unusual approach to Latin Jazz. Sometimes he brings his music closer to Pop and Modern Jazz styles rather than sticking to traditional Latin Jazz styles, often concentrating on the original, rich rhythmic aspects of his improvisational approach. Nonetheless, his way of playing is deeply ankered in the traditional music of Latin America.

www.diegopinera.com

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David Kuckhermann & Naghmeh Farahmand

Percussion with Farahmand and Kuckhermann

SATURDAY | 17.01.2015 | 8:00PM | Saal

  

After studying with teachers such as Glen Velez, Behnam Samani, Ramesh Shotham and Ustad Fayaz Khan, David Kuckhermann created his personal style, incorporating techniques and rhythms from the handdrumming traditions of Iran, India, Egypt, Europe, Turkey and Africa.

As advisor, teacher and performer, David is Part of the North American Frame Drum Association and Tamburi Mundi e.V., two organisations that organize frame drum festivals all over the world.

In 2011 David discovered the Hang and the instrument family of handpans. They broaden his instrument range and add melodic and harmonic options to his repertoire.
 

  

The daughter of a leading master percussionist Mahmoud Farahmand, Naghmeh Farahmand has performed with many well-known ensembles in Iran and festivals around the world, Europe, Asia and North America while collaborating with Iranian TV for more than a decade.

In 2010, she moved to Canada and released her solo percussion CD Unbound while collaborating with top performers of world music.

She has had vast experience teaching at different institutes of music and has also conducted workshops throughout the world. She is also skillfl in other world percussion such as darbuka, djembe, udu, cajon, drums and is the founder of Sharghi percussion ensemble.

www.naghmehmusic.com
 

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Nago Koité & SAF SAP

West African Percussion and Dance with legendary Griots

SATURDAY | 17.01.2015 | 9:15PM | Saal

 

The musicians of the group N'Guewel Saf Sap - meaning 'The Griot with Great Zest for Life' in Wolof - are a family. They are brothers from the legendary Griot families Koité und Kouaté.

The repertoire of N'Guewel Saf Sap consists of a variety of Senegalese rhythms played on the saber, saorouba, tama and bougarabou. The countries Mali, Guinea and Burkina Faso are also represented by the djembé. The individual pieces come from Wolof, Malinke, Sérères (dioudiougnes rhythms) and Baye Fall (khin rhythms) traditions, as well as from the Voodoo practicing ethnic groups of Senegal (deup rhythms).

Nago Koité has been living and working in Germany since 1985. Driven by faith, enthusiasm and sympathy for his fellow man, Koité draws upon a large educational, artistic and human experience. As a dance instructor, Koité takes his students along on a discovery journey of rhythm and beat - life's driving force - to the source of their vital energy and joy of life.

www.nagokoite.de



 

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Cuba Ball

PARTY: No Laptop, No Vinyl, Just Percussion

SATURDAY | 17.01.2015 | 10:00PM | Club

Saturday night is Groove Night: MC Pichy, the most experienced Cuban drummer in town, will be guiding the evening under the motto 'The Natural DJ'.

So put on your Dancing Shoes and see you in the Club of the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN!


 

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Drum Circle

WORKSHOP with Alfred Mehnert and Katrina Martínez Marrupe:
from 4 to 104 Years

SUNDAY | 18.01.2015 | 2:00PM | Saal

The Drum Circle concept originates in the USA. With the drum circle, participants form a collective and develop a groove together under the direction of Alfred Mehnert and Katrina Martínez Marrupe.

This workshop is for families and beginners alike. A supply of instruments will be available on location. Participants are welcome, however, to bring their own instruments.


 

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Parana Bomfim

Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Percussion

SUNDAY | 18.01.2015 | 17.00h

  

The Brazilian musician and composer Parana Bomfim is one of the most important representatives of contemporary Afro-Brazilian percussion.

Parana Bomfim is the alabê, head musician, of the Candomblé house Ilè Asé Yemonjá Orukóre Ògún in São Paulo. In the 1980s, he was recorded multiple Candomblé and Umbanda records which are considered some of the best of these genres. He has researched traditional and popular music of Brazil, studied classical music at the Fundação das Artes de São Caetano do Sul in São Paulo and incorporated elements of Jazz into the Brazilian musical context, as well as his drumming and his playing of the berimbau and various percussion instruments.

www.parana-bomfim.de

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